Parasitic myositis due to Toxocara spp. infection


Infectious myositis is an uncommon muscle disease. It may be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites. Parasitic myositis is usually related to geographic area, socioeconomic situation, cultural and dietary habits. The most common reported parasitic infections are trichinosis, cysticercosis and toxoplasmosis in infectious myositis. Herein we report a case with myositis due to Toxocara spp. infection. A 37 year old female patient presented with a 2 months history of pain on left thigh. The pain was localized at medial part of thigh and it was aggravated by pressure and movement.


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